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3 people on how ending the COVID-19 student-loan forbearance will impact their lives and finances

The CARES Act student-loan forbearance period comes to a close at the end of September. Insider spoke to three people with between $14,000 and $185,000 in debt about how this impacts them. "With the forbearance ending, student-loan forgiveness is my best bet," Glenda Johnson said. LoadingSomething is loading. Millions of Americans are still rec...
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How to apply for an income-driven repayment plan if your student loans are crushing you

There are several reduced-payment options for those who meet income and family size requirements. An income-driven repayment plan may be a good choice if you can't handle your monthly payments. Your federal student loans are in forbearance until September 30, 2021. Read more personal finance coverage. Many Americans are still feeling financial pressure as the US rebounds from the devastating economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, and that's especially true for anyone in the midst of paying back a student loan. If you're suddenly working reduced hours or have lost your job entirely, that previously manageable monthly payment might be looking a lot hig...
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5 steps a couple took to pay off $25,000 of student-loan debt in 5 months

Kelan and Brittany Kline graduated with a combined $40,000 in student loan debt. By 2018, they had $25,000 left, and they decided together to focus on paying it off. They dramatically cut back their expenses and earned as much money as possible to pay off the debt. Read more stories from Personal Finance Insider. Student debt is crippling America. The total student loan debt in the US currently hovers at a staggering $1.7 trillion, and the median amount of outstanding student debt for an individual is between $20,000 to $25,000. Which is why, sadly, it's no surprise that people continue to pay off their debt into their 60s and beyond.But what if you could cr...